The lost run reports #17 aka #parkrun 65

Before we get started this week I very rarely get requests but I was having a run down the park this morning with the pink welly lady aka Gemma C and we saw lots of parkrunners including our event director Steve who asked to be included in the run report.Seeing as he`s the boss,I am happy to oblige.Mollie the dog was soooooo ashamed.

So here`s a pre poem poem.

 

It was very hot down the park this morning

And whilst waiting for the on time challenged Gemma to arrive I wish there`d been a nearby awning

We saw lots of familiar faces including Steve,Jess and the legend that is Mollie

Also,2 running and 2 cycling from the Chalmers family.

We saw Jay and Hayley and lots from the run in Wirral group

We had a chat by the finish funnel and discussed a framework

But didn`t see Michael Buerk.

 

Enough of that malarkey.

 

The historical run reports haven`t got many to go

We`re now well into October,nearly 4 years ago

We had nearly 300 runners on that cold,freezing morn

But none possessed a French horn

There was no sign of Wogan,McColgan or even Hulk Hogan

Nor even Jamie Carragher aka Carra

Although could the unknown 2nd placed runner be Mo Farah?

No.

 

Hello! Hope you are well! Good to see so many familiar faces in the park this morning. Loads of space to run and the car free roads are very nice indeed.Today`s historical run report is from Saturday 22nd October 2016. There`ll be three more of these,possibly 4 as my first one showed all the sophistication and quality of an England middle order batsman ,then a best of the run report feature,then a week later who knows? I might just put some repeats on, let me know if you`ve got any ideas.

 

Our first finisher (male) this week was Andrew Gawne in a time of 16:53,next was Mr Unknown then Jay "New job" Walker of Wallasey Ac in 17:53 and Bryan Stevenson of Wallasey AC in 18:04. Mike "Jolene" Green of volunteer fame was next in 18:20

Our first finisher (female) was Bryony Seed in 21:57(37th) then Elaine Opara of Wallasey AC in 22:01 (39th) and Eve Duret of West Cheshire AC in 22:17 (42nd)

 

Today`s top 3 finisher time/date from history feature is Eve Duret`s 22:17. Hmm, according to this,Tranmere Rovers win the Premier League,Port Vale the Europa League and Derby County the Champions League whilst Liverpool and Everton languish in League 2. Time travel eh?

 

Congratulations to all the first timers who joined us on this day! Whether it was your first time evs or you were visiting us for the first time, we hoped you had a great time and you`ve been to loads of parkruns since.Shout out to Merseyside`s number 1 bus driver,Dave Moore!

Our absolutely wonderful first timers on the day were Richard Lyons,Jack Harvey,Ryan Bennett,Harry Harvey,Catherine Dutton,Ruth Simpson,Rachael Dodson,Amelia Cushing,Trudy Bedford,Joanne Green,Nikki Matthews,John Cronin,Peter Hart,Jonny Smith,Emily Williams,Kirsty Buckley,John-Lloyd Quayle,Anna Simpson,Toby Chanin, Elizabeth Butler,Maria Stephenson,Eve Duret,Sarah Cronin,Denis Duret,Mary Ritchie, Claire Hopkins,David Roper,Charlene Bimpson,Paul Morton,Trish Monks,Dave Parry, Tracy Sherlock,David Gain,Michael Rimmer,Ian Cochran,Antony Smith,David Moore, Wendy Jones,Matt Gillbanks,Tom Gillbanks,Vicky Osayande,Laura Boyes

 

PB superbness from Michael G Waring 18:40,Matthew Dowsett 18:41,Steve Jolly 19:27,Laurie Hill 19:35,Benjamin Newman 21:05,Phil Matthews 21:06,David Berry 21:27,Edward Kenny 21:54,John Walsh 21:58,Graham Elliott 22:33,Charlie Anderson 22:46,Michelle Bennett 23:32,Paul Rawlinson 23:40,Richard Jacobs 23:56,Luke McCullough 24:14,Dermot Ferguson 24:15,Anne Fleming 24:31,Kate Edwards 24:35, Sam Treanor 24:42,Brunhild Wilson 25:11,Danny McCrorie 25:33,Melanie Bartley 26:04,Paul White 26:18,Chris Seaton 26:22,Anne Kirby 26:26,Mike Smith 26:26, Kate Render 26:47,Norman Seddon 26:51,Paula Walker 26:52,Grace Harvey 27:15,Victoria Roberts 27:29,Roy Wood 27:39,Jason Scott 27:43,Stewart Foster 27:48,David Byrne 27:56,Rhona Walklett 28:14,Helen Measures 28:25,Dijon Gledhill 29:06,Emily Burdett 29:22,Jake McGinity 29:24,Naomi Gallichan 29:29,Mary Magee 29:38,Joanne Roberts 29:46,Joyce Roberts 30:17,Tom Potter 30:38,Emily Stevenson 31:03,Heather Reid 31:19,Amy MacDonald 31:47,Helen Allan 32:19,Kevin Harvey 32:41,Hannah Cragg- James 33:12,Sam Endeacott 35:18,Sarah Parry 35:19,H Jones 36:48,Cecilia Lewis 36:54,Abigail Cragg-James 37:00,Sue Gardner 37:05,Marion Barker 37:42,Michael Barker 37:53,Georgina Cragg-James 38:20,Martha Newns 39:07,Zara Ogedengbe 39:47

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Anne Kirby 26:26,Mike Smith 26:26,Naomi Gallichan 29:29, Amelia Cushing 36:36,Shainaz Campbell 42:42,Liz Leay 52:52

 

Our worthy of much appreciation volunteers were Jason Abbott,John "The Folk Doctor "The beard" Armstrong,Gemma "Innovator,She was right and she will mention it repeatedly" Cloney,Mike "Jolene" Green,James "T`Pau" Hurley,Liz "Shenton" Leay, Ultan "The Caravan man" Mulhern,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke, Louise Powney,Stuart "Surf dude" Rickers, Jon "Lovely" Rumley,Brian "Shenton" Shenton,Steve "Bright shoes" Smith,Kay "I`m still" Standing,Helen Stansfield,Sue "Cowbell queen" Sturgeon.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Hope you are all keeping well and if you`re reading this in the summer of 2217,you`ll be thinking,he was right with those predictions!

Stay safe and thanks for reading,I do like doing this.

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lost run reports #16 aka parkrun 64

`Twas parkrun number 64

Better than any that had gone before

It had time travel,aliens and ghosts that went "BOO!"

Oh no,my mistake, that was an episode I saw of Doctor Who.

Who? Doctor Who. Who? Who? Doctor Who,oh I give up!

Thankfully(depending on your opinion,you may think otherwise) not

Although we had a no show from NFL wide receiver Cooper Kupp

We had 268 of you through the funnel,not one was Terry Wogan

And no sign of either McColgan.

 

Hello! Good morning,afternoon or evening! Hope you are well! 140 days since our last parkrun but I`m not counting. Keep the faith! We`ll be back and hopefully the mandatory bringing of cakes for the volunteers will be something we can all get behind! No fruit ones though. And I`m not even kidding. Today`s parkrun is from Saturday 15th October 2016. It was cold with a slight rain, a fine rain which etc etc.

 

Our first finisher (male) was Phil Langan of Wirral AC in 16:27,then Peter Bird of Wallasey AC in 17:28 and Mike Green,Mike Green,Mike Green,Mike Greeeeeeeen of Wallasey AC and slightly more importantly,our core team joint,assistant,deputy,wotsit event director person thing.He ran a time of 18:08.

Our first finisher (female) was Amelia Ratcliff with a new pb of 19:56! (15th) Followed by Helen Stansfield of Wallasey AC with a Shenton of 21:21 (27th) and Vicky Kehoe of Wallasey AC in 22:14 (39th)

Today`s top 3 finisher time/date from history feature (which got rave reviews last week....well one clever person liked it) is Mike Green`s 18:08.What happened in 1808 or nearly 10 past 6? There was a Rum rebellion ("albeit short lived"),the only successful armed takeover of the government in Australia! On a lighter note,the 1st practical typewriter was finished by the an Italian,Pellegrini Turri. So the next few words typed are dedicated to him.

He also invented carbon paper as well.Respect.

That`s enough knowledge for now.Onto the amazing first timers from this day. Congratulations to all of you who came and did their first parkrun with us,whether it was your first parkrun evs or if you were visiting us for the first time.We hope you`ve had a great time at parkrun ever since!

Our first timers on this day were Josh Riser,Carys Barber,Falk Zimmermann,Alamor Zimmermann,Carmon Orosco,Rory O`Gorman,John Davies,Michael Barker,Kevin Harvey,Kate Edwards,Grace Harvey,Andrew Jex,Mel Schless,Danny McCrorie,David Wood,Roisin Foran,Sue Gardner,Karen Faloon,Claire Hazlehurst,Matthew Forshaw, Marion Barker,Neil Oakes,Mike Grundy,Carla Smith,Sarah Wood,Andrew Thomas, James Thomas,Robert Greenhalgh.

 

PB marvelousness on this day from Simon Fox 18:10,Adrian Thuraisingham 19:13, Chris Brampton 19:27,Philip Bird 19:39,Amelia Ratcliff 19:56,Philip Leighton 20:20, Chris Murphy 20:59,Paul Holmes 21:02,Ian Jones 21:16,Benjamin Newman 21:20, David Hodgson 21:59,Vicky Kehoe 22:14,Jac Chapman 22:42,Charlie Anderson 23:01, Richard Mathias 23:05,Paul Webster 23:15,Michelle Bennett 23:43,Mike Biddulph 24:04,Michele Alty 24:30,Paul Rawlinson 24:33,Adam Marsh 24:45,Elaine Jones 24:57,Conrad Haynes 25:05,Reece Dent 25:29,Henry Graham 25:36,Paul Harrington 25:45,Dickon White 25:48,Ian Chalmers 25:50,Melanie George 26:41,Kate Render 27:06,Paul White 27:16,M Kennedy 27:30,Paul Lester 27:30,Chris Byrne 27:33, Lucy Shayle 27:33,Mark Lightfoot 28:08,Ian Stott 28:31,Andrew Nolan 28:32,Carolyn Gillmore 28:56,Jean Jameson 29:08,Helen Measures 29:08,Naomi Gallichan 29:51, Ronnie Ashworth 30:09,Paula Ojok 30:17,Matthew Green 31:01,Heather Reid 31:57,Werner Zimmermann 32:20,Ben Green 32:36,Helen Allan 32:44,Connel Murphy 34:01,Nadine Murphy 34:01,Yasmin Ojok 34:30,Sarah Medeiros 34:50,Leon Walklett 35:14,Sarah Louise Parry 36:55,H Jones 37:08,Abigail Cragg-James 37:27,Cecilia Lewis 37:29,Georgina Cragg-James 38:31,Valerie Clark 50:19.

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Philip Leighton 20:20,Helen Stansfield 21:21,Zara White 22:22, Tom Potter 34:34.

 

Our upbeat,hilarious and downright jaunty volunteers on this day were Cathy Armstrong, John "The Folk Doctor" Armstrong,Julie Brownbill, Gemma "Gembo!" Cloney,Jem " Lord" Flashman,Mike "Jolene" Green,Sarah "Jolene Jolene" Green, Harry Greenhalgh,Isabella Greenhalgh,James "T`Pau" Hurley,Annette Jones,Liz Leay,Ultan "No A" Mulhern,Stuart "Stubo" Rickers,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Brian "Shenton" Shenton, Greg Smith,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum,Margaret "June" Whitfield.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Hope you are all keeping well and tell your friends about Pellegrini Turri.

Thanks for reading!

 

Jon

 

 

 

The lost run reports #14 aka parkrun #62

There was a 2 week gap between the last parkrun and this one

The steam engines were in the park

Full of steam enginey noises and the odd spark

But no Mollie the dog as there would have been a bark

And no Jones the steam or indeed golfer Rich Beem

273 of you completed the course

I heard that from a source

Well the events history on the results page

Not from a wise old sage

Definitely not Nicolas Cage.

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. Today`s one is from Saturday 1st October 2016,back in the days when the steam engine rally,fair thingy used to kick us off the park for a week.

 

Our first finisher (male) was Phil Robertson from Sale Harriers Manchester who ran 16:11,then it was Joe Boden of Wallasey AC who finished in a pb of 16:28 and Andy McQue of Stoke AC who ran 16:33.

Our first finisher (female) was Lisa Grantham of Pensby Runners who ran a pb of 19:12 (13th) followed by Elaine Opara of Wallasey AC who did a pb of 21:56 (40th) and Sue Green who also ran a pb of 22:25! (55th)

 

Congratulations to everyone who was a first timer with us on the day. We hope you had a great first parkrun with us,whether it was your first parkrun evs or you were visiting us for the first time. We hope you have had a lot of fantastic parkruns since!

Our first timers on this day were Robert Calvert,Sam Jackson-Twist,Megan Horrocks, Chris Binks,Annie Fraser-Armstrong,Amelia Parfitt,Lindsay Horrocks,Michael Adrio, Peter Jones,Julieanne Maddocks,Sharron Smith,Maddy Allen,Michael Phillips,Paul Harrington,Mike Biddulph,Ashley Georgeson,Jessica Bayley,Chris Seaton,Jayne Bell, Ian Gardner,Ian Stott,Tom Potter,Elaine Jones,Graham Elliott,Thomas Ward,Graham Howell,Sharon Ainscough,Viv Morrison-Pipe,Ruaraidh Gillies,Angeline Dejong,Philip Dolding,Joseph Connor

 

PB brilliance from Joe Boden 16:28,Thomas Carroll 19:10,Lisa Grantham 19:12,Brian Seal 19:17,Adrian Thuraisingam 19:23,Alex Tarpey 19:59,Andy Everett 20:47,Steven Jackson 20:51,Michael Stone 21:25,Damien Parrington 21:43,Paul Bradley 21:54, Elaine Opara 21:56,Kevin Doogan 21:57,James Carroll 22:05,John Cannon 22:12,Zak Hayes 22:20,Sue Green 22:25,Chris Smalley 22:55,Howard George 23:07,John Walsh 23:08,Eve Parrington 23:19,Benjamin Newman 23:59,David Wynne 24:05,Martin Jones 24:05,Chris Morgan 24:17,Graeme Davies 24:55,Mark McMillen 24:57,Adam Marsh 25:01,Stan Williams 25:02,John Wright 25:16,Rory Williams 25:35,Alison Jones 25:37, Reece Dent 25:43,Henry Graham 25:45,Julie Smylie 25:45,Lewis Lecozannet 25:52, Paul Rawlinson 25:54,Andy McCullogh 26:22,Selina Howell 26:24,Tony Tarpey 26:33, Jane Cavanagh 26:59,Kate Render 27:13,Frank Griffiths 27:17,Amanda Green 28:02, Carl Ellison 28:38,Paula Hayes 28:57,Paul White 29:06,Lorna Quigley 29;47,Paula Ojok 31:04,Lynn Tarpey 31:10,Emily Stevenson 31:27,Helen Newman 31:41,Heather Reid 32;33,Niamh Walklett 32:45,Michelle Hawthorne 33:35,Sarah Medeiros 35:09,Claire Smith 35:13,Sam Endeacott 35:34,Graham Tate 36:10,Nithin Karyampudi 37:50, Shainaz Campbel 41:09,Peter Humphreys 42:20

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Liz Simpson 30:30 and Cheryl Harrington 36:36.

 

Our magnificent volunteers for this week were John "Folk Doctor" Armstrong,Steven Armstrong,David Berry,Gemma "Innovator" Cloney,Kelvin Dickinson,Caroline Hall, Natacha Holt,Nick Holt,Mark "Jet`s dad" Humphreys,James "T`Pau" Hurley,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Jo Porteous,Stuart "Shorts" Rickers,Carola Robinson,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Steve "G`day" Smith,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer Stanley,Helen Stansfield, Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum",Margaret Whitfield,Patricia Wright.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun".

 

Apologies,the crowd noise option wasn`t available this week but there is a Bulgarian translation available if you`re interested.

Have a good week,miss you loads and thanks for reading and indeed all other British places (Always wanted to do that!!)

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lost run reports #13 aka parkrun #61

I love the sound of a violin

Or the opening of a baked beans tin

I love to go down our park on a Saturday morning

And tap my phone repeatedly under a tree awning

I dream of parkrun often,not always good

No watches,no scanners,no results and no cake at home for my pud*

Keep the faith,stay safe,we`ll be back soon

Not sure though if we can book David Boon

But I know reality will strike and one day we`ll be back in the finish funnel

And on barcode scanning there will be Sally Gunnell!

 

*This did happen.It was called "Innovation day" Not the cake part, that was poor planning from me.

 

Hello!!!!! Good morning/afternoon/evening/night! Today`s historical run report is from September 17th 2016 when it was windy and wet (I don`t know,I`m making that up) and we had 266 of you lovely people taking part and 18 fantastic volunteers.

 

Our first finisher (male) was Phil Langan of Wirral AC in a time of 16:15,followed by Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison in a time of 16:19, a new pb for him! Oh hang on....no it was James Maddison of Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC who was visiting us. Joe Boden of Wallasey AC was next ,in a time of 16:49.A special mention for our event director Steve "Sandpaper" Smith who finished 10th in a time of 19:17 which is also the title of the only film I`ve seen at the cinema this year.

Our first finisher (female) was Jennifer Ryan with a new pb of 21:33 (35th) then it was Lynn Lewington,a first timer with us in 22:05(43rd) and Zara White of Wirral AC in 22:28 (48th)

 

Congratulations to everyone who was a first timer with us on this day. We hope you had a wonderful time,whether it was your first parkrun evs or you were visiting us for the first time.

Our first timers on this day were Paul Nixon,David Talbot,Jagdeep Lynch,Olivia Nixon, Kayleigh Parker,Sophie Thuraisingam,Rhiannon Barnard,Claire Barnard,Rachel Taylor, Alison Taylor,Evelina Autio,Shelley Kerr,Corinne Jones,Mark Holmes,Kris George, Adrian Thuraisingam,Maria Medeiros,Rory Williams,Rachel Leeman,Jack Talbot,Hanna Cragg-James,Abigail Cragg-James,Mary Stevenson,Hannah Sweeney,Julie Smylie, James Cassidy,Sian Hawcutt,Emily Stevenson,Henry Graham,Lynn Lewington, Georgina Cragg-James,Laura Reese,Nathaniel Hopkins,Billy Douthwaite

 

PB amazingness from James Maddison 16:19,Alan Kennedy (Not the ex Liverpool full back) 17:23,Daniel Nettleton 19:11,John Evans 19:32,Chris Gibbs 19:57,Stephen Worsley 20:02,Michael Carroll 20:57,David Longford 20:59,Jennifer Ryan 21:33, Jonathan Worsley 21:40,John Walsh 23:29,Rob Hodson 24:15,Liam Dodd 24:18,Mark Humphreys 24:39,Benjamin Newman 24:48,Sam Bailey 25:04,Simon Lecozannet 25:19,Anthony Bailey 25:28,Andrew Fong 25:58,Brunhild Wilson 26:05,Rachel Keenan 26:07,Phil Lewis 26:28,Alison Engle 26:35,Andy McCullough 26:36,John Gately 26:40, Colin Tyrer 26:53,Tony Tarpey 27:03,Sybil Leeman 28:43,Carl Ellison 29:26,Paul White 29:49,Paula Hayes 30:02,Juliette Ward 30:11,Ronnie Ashworth 30:51,Paula Ojok 31:23,Tessa Munt 31:28,Lizzie Cole 34:10,Gail Longman 34:32,Eleanor Cornett 35:26, Carole Patricia 35:43,Chloe Gad 36:25,Sam Endeacott 37:11,Cecilia Lewis 37:40, Catherie Jones 38:12,Nithin Karyampudi 39:17

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Ciaran Lynch 21:21,Paul Holmes 22:22,Christine Roberts 30:30, Phil Malone 30:30,Jake McGinty 32:32

 

Our wonderful volunteers for this particular parkrun were John "The Folk Doctors" Armstrong,John Cannon,Martin "Wallasey" Connell,Sarah Corran,Kelvin Dickinson, Mike "Jolene" Green,Caroline Hall,Liz Leay,Anthony McDevitt,Ultan "No A" Mulhern, Rob Pearse,Louise Powney,Stuart "Stubo!" Rickers, Jon "48" Rumley,Brian "Mr President" Shenton,Steve "Sandpaper" Smith,Helen Stansfield,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "'bheadparkrun"

 

There is an option to read this report with or without crowd noise.

 

Have a good week,miss you all,thanks for reading.

 

Jon

 

 

 

The lost run reports #12 aka parkrun #60

2 weeks into September now,the weather was getting wetter

However there was no sign of David Guetta

219 runners,joggers and walkers with 20 others clad in hi vis

Cheering and clapping all of you around the course

Thanks to all of you for turning up then

And we will,one day be together again

For now,carry on and read the rest of this report

And if you`re going to play cricket,don`t get caught

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. This one is for Saturday 10th September 2016 when it was probably wet and windy,but I`m sure we had a good laugh anyway.

Our first finisher (male) had a name this week,it was Graham Jones of Marshall Milton Keynes AC in 16:31.Graham was a first timer with us. Next was Ethan Ackroyd of West Cheshire AC in 17:05 and Matthew Gawne of Altrincham and District AC who ran 17:59.

Our first finisher (female) was Caroline Hall of Wirral AC in 21:50 (24th),then Elaine Opara of Wallasey AC with a pb of 22:16 (32nd) and Jessica Lovell of Wallasey AC in 22:56 (44th)

 

Congratulations to everyone who was a first timer with us on this day,either a first time ever at parkrun or a first time with us at Birkenhead. We hope you had a good time and have been back loads since.

Our first timers were Jack Haworth,Allan Cooper,John Munt,Ava Plimley,Daniel Nettleton,Karl Murphy,Kevin Doogan,John Gately,Joanne Johnston,Lisa Rice,James Milligan,Tessa Munt,Isla Barnes,Pui Kee,Joyce Roberts,Joanne Roberts,Cecilia Lewis, Anna O`Connor,Ella Wootton,Lyndsay Plimley,Catherine Peers,Helen Newman,Lucy Smout,Christopher Smalley,Chris Munt,Benjamin Newman,Catherine Jones,James Barnes,Christopher Barnes,Sam Endeacott,Graham Jones,Carl Mountain,Malene Wurtz,Sally Bell,Andy McCullough,Catrin Owen

 

PB pride for Thomas Carroll 19:33,Steve Jolly 19:35,Jeremy Richards 19:59,Chris Gibbs 20:01,Stephen Gauller 20:54,Steven Jackson 21:24,Daniel Johnston 21:42, Richard Costain 21:58,Kobus Donnelly 22:08,Elaine Opara 22:16,Martin Donnelly 22:38,Michael Pink 22:43,Henry George 22:49,Sue Green 23:08,Paul Bradley 23:10, Howard George 23:14,Ian Ackroyd 23:38,John Walsh 23:51,Ann Kent 24:12,Martin Jones 24:19,Sam Bailey 25:10,Adam Marsh 25:19,Anthony Bailey 25:49,Mark Colling 26:15,Andrew Fong 26:32,Sarah Bibby 26:49,Phil Lewis 27:07,Caroline Noonan 27:17, Neil Le Feuvre 27:32,Debbie Lloyd 28:02,Lucy Shayle 28:24,Amanda Willis 28:30,Kate Baker 28:42,Sybil Leeman 28:44,Kirsty Britton 29:32,Reece Dent 29:46,Charlotte Everitt 29:47,Adam Potts 33:27,Richard Potts 33:27,Mal Spicer 33:50,Michelle Hawthorne 33:54,Graham Turner 34:03,Christopher Harrison 34:14,Rachel Hoey 34:52, Sarah Medeiros 36:43,Andrew Burrows 37:39,Ronald Spicer 39:37,Peter Humphreys 43:46

 

Congratulations of you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Dave Bibby 22:22 and Allan Cooper 27:27

 

Thanks very much to all our volunteers on the day - Cathy Armstrong, John "The beard" Armstrong,David Berry,John Cannon,Kathryn Clarke,Gemma "Pink welly lady" Cloney, Sarah Corran,Jem Flashman,Mike "Jolene" Green,Mark "Jet`s dad" Humphreys,James "T`pau" Hurley,Annette Jones,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Stuart "Tickets" Rickers,Ian Rowlands,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Brian "Shenton" Shenton,Steve "G`day" Smith,Helen Stansfield,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Have a good week and thanks for reading.

 

Jon

 

The lost run reports #11 aka parkrun (not parkrum as I wrote last week,oops) #59

There are many confusing things in life at the moment

For example,thhe parkrun website being updated or not being able to find the river Derwent

Football crowds cheering goals when they aren't in the ground

Derby ones especially,but that`s sound.

All of this is nothing to do with parkrun 59 which gets a run report today

Was it the first one in September 2016 I hear you say?

It was and it was really very super duper

But no sighting of Bradley Cooper

Or Sally Gunnell....in the funnel.

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. Firstly thanks to everyone who read this for not mentioning I put "parkrum" instead of " parkrun" in the title last week.I assure this wasn`t some kind of strange ego trip or a plot to take over parkrun. It was just a typo which my supposedly top quality proof reading team failed to spot.cVTj4eZuThe run report proof reading team on their lunch break.

Anyway,this report is for Saturday September 3rd 2016. 286 lovely people came along and we had 18 fantastic volunteers in hi vis.

Our first finisher (male) was Unknown. This is a popular surname at parkrun and they never seem to have a first name. Our proper first finisher (still male) was Phil Langan of Wirral AC who ran 16:25. He was followed by Connor McArdle of West End Runners who ran 16:47 and Nick Brownbill who finished in 17:47.

Our first finisher (female) had a name. She was Jessica McKinlay of Wallasey AC in 21:17 (37th). Then it was Caroline Hall of Wirral AC in 21:40 (42nd) and Lynda Bayley of Pensby Runners who finished in 22:46 (57th).

 

Congratulations to everyone who was a first timer today,either first time ever ever ever at parkrun or visiting us for the first time. We hope you had a good time and have been back loads since.

Our first timers were Ian Cuthbert,Nirmal Eswar,Lucy Le Feuvre,Ben Edwards,Bavna Sreeram,Matthew Pennington,Marie Pennington,Radhika Manohar,Yvie Alston,Chris Lowe,Rob Waterman,Alex Kaye,Christopher Alston,Leila Alston,Finley Alston,Stephanie Taylor,Grace Kedzior-Macdonough,Derek Owen,John Green,Charlotte Everitt,Mark Colling,Lewis Lecozannet,Graham Pomphrey,Chris Gibbs,Paul Martin,Polly O`Gorman, Graeme Hayes,Chris Morgan,Reece Dent,Tom O`Gorman,John Walsh,Jenny Wood, Becca Shute,Michelle Hawthorne,Zak Hayes,Adam Marsh,Tim Callaghan,Matt Graham, Lynn Cox,Iain Findlay,Nigel Hoult

 

PB perfection this week from Ray Clark 19:01,Darren Dowdall 19:02,Corin Willis 19:19, Peter Clarke 19:28,Stephen Bromley 19:34,Daniel Hayes 19:43,Andie Gow 20:26,Dillon Dowdall 20:47,Gary Lamb 20:53,Anthony McDevitt 20:59,Michael Carroll 21:04,Chris Williams 21:07,David Longford 21:10,Andrew Waring 21:15,Stephen Worsley 21:42, John Clegg 21:44,Tom Forshaw 22:22,Abs Ali 22:40,Lynda Bayley 22:46,Martin Donnelly 22:55,Sue Green 23:09,Ann Kent 24:19,Anthony Brockway 24:26,David Wynne 24:36,Daniel Peers 24:54,Nicholas Lewis 25:16,Ian Davidson 25:25,Nick Lown 25:29,Mark Collings 25:53,Alison Jones 25:53,Paul Butler 25:54,Mary Sinnott 26:35, Jane Cavanagh 27:14,William Gaullier 27:32,Paul Lester 27:51,Neil Le Feuvre 28:19, Christopher Byrne 28:22,Gill Potter 28:25,Sarah Daly 28:40,Clare Gauller 28:59,Tom James 29:25,Bill Preston 29:37,Kate Baker 29:49,Paul White 29:50,Christine Roberts 30:07, Paula Hayes 30:11,Harriet Spicer 30:31,Juliette Ward 30:37,Jan Davies 30:38, Simon Ward 30:38,Anna Costello 30:42,Sue Wigfield 30:53,Erin Wilkinson 31:16, Ronnie Ashworth 31:48,Jane Roberts 32:20,Hazel Chapman 32:26,Jessica Walklett 32:52,Julia Jensen 34:13,Clare Peers 35:27,Mal Spicer 36:56,Paul Geoghegan 36:57, Ronald Spicer 40:02,Sarah Medeiros 40:16,Georgina Jones 40:48

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Corin Willis 19:19,Tom Forshaw 22:22,Graham Pomphrey 24:24,Ian Davidson 25:25,Patrick James 29:29,Christopher Harrison 36:36,Patricia Wright 48:48

Thanks very much to all our volunteers on the day - John "The beard" Armstrong, Keith "The Eagle" Blackwell,Gemma "The Innovator" Cloney,Martin "Wallasey" Connell,Mike "Jolene" Green,Sallie Holt,Mark "Jet`s dad" Humphreys",Peter "Jet`s Grandad" Humphreys,James "No relation to Jet" Hurley,Liz Leay,Sam Newns,Zara Prescott,Julian Priest,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Steve "G`day" Smith",Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum,Margaret Whitfield,Patricia Wright.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Stay safe,we miss you loads and thanks for reading.

 

Jon

 

 

 

The lost run reports #10 aka parkrum number 58

It was bright and fresh at the park this week

Lots of squirrels and a loud bird with a large beak

We had a visit from 2 ex Olympians

Really? I hear you ask , I don`t remember that

Well,we definitely didn`t have a cat

Anyway,they were Mary Slaney and Zola Budd

But fortunately this time there wasn`t an unfortunate thud*

Enough of this historical reconstruction which has been difficult to sort

It must be time for the run report.

*No there wasn't, In all honesty they weren`t even there but there was an incident in the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984, Youngsters amongst you,google it.

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. This one is from Saturday August 27th 2016 which I`m sure was a glorious,sunny morning.We had our joint second highest turnout of 304.

Our first finisher (male) was Phil Robertson of Sale Harriers Manchester in a time of 16:13,then Phil Langan of Wirral AC in 16:25 and after the unknown runner,it was Harley Henshaw of Wirral AC with a new pb of 16:43.

Our first finisher (female) was Juliet Hodder of Wirral AC in 18:59 (16th), a new pb! Next was Anest Muller of West Cheshire AC in 19:40,also with a pb! (24th) and Jessica Lovell of Wallasey AC,with a pb of 22:25 ! (58th).

 

Congratulations to all our first timers today,either taking part in parkrun for the first time or were visiting us for the first time. We hope you had a lovely morning with us,

Our first timers were Fred Newton,Liam Budd,Nathan Barr,Audrey Maillot,Clare Cormack,Lesley Brown,Jane Ithell,Alex Tingle,Robin Hynes,Alyssa Addison,Michelle Freeman,Ben Tilt Tooher,David Burke,Robbie Howell,Mark McMillen,Ben Costello,Ian Sneddon,David Wynne,Philip Aldag,George Manning,Eleanor Cornett,Simon Witcher, Ron Cooper,Fiona Cox,Chris Harrison,Ashlyn Smith,Kirsty Britton,Daniel Peers,Elyssa Smith,Neil Le Feuvre,Ronnie Ashworth,Helen Davies,Andy Salmon,William Gauller, Millie Mercer,Clare Peers,Paul White,Ralph Tilt,Sarah Medeiros,Martha Newns,Richard Perkins,Selina Howell,Steven Bullock,Elaine Cuthbert,David White,Eleanor Hynes,Sam Palombella,Julie Parsons,Mike Parsons,Nix Lochrie,Jasmine Green,Dan Murphy,Peter Foale,Sheila Harrison,Andrew Glen,Chris Boothman,John Greenwood,Clare Greenwood.

 

PB magnificence from Harley Henshaw 16:43,Juliet Hodder 18:59,Robert Wood 19:23, Anest Muller 19:40,Steve Jolly 19:42,Thomas Carroll 19:45,Kristian Sharples 20:26,Phil Naylor 20:56,Anthony McDevitt 21:08,Stephen McConville 21:11,Phil Leighton 21:19, Michael Carroll 21:21,Rob Jenn 21:37,Edward Kenny 21:58,Tom Partridge 22:01, Jessica Lovell 22:25,Des McDonald 22:43,Martin Donnelly 23:17,Sue Green 23:42, Michelle Bennett 23:44,Janette Carroll 24:00.Ann Kent 24:35,Michael Wills 24:39,Liam Dodd 24:50,Nicola Byrne 24:53,Wendy Morton 25:08,Lisa Dawn Todd 25:15,Pam Hogan 25:19,Orla Jupp 25:21,Neil Harvey 25:26,Luke Crocker 25:58,Meike Donnelly 26:24,Mandy Mundy 26:49,Anthony Bailey 26:58,George Cornet 27:04,Joy Bamford 27:17,Simon Bamford 27:22,Colin Tyrer,27:25,Paul Lester 28:03,David Byrne 28:04, Paula Walker 28:04,Justyn Clark 28:12,Mark Lightfoord 28:14,Andrea Sneddon 28:40, Gill Potter 29:20,Phoebe Gibson 29:26,Lindsay Rodgers 29:41,Joe Cormack 30:49, Becky Doherty 31:07,Erika Brennan 31:26,Hazel Chapman 33:25,Sue Holmes 34:08, Julia Jensen 34:25,Doerte Prescott 34:33,Adam Potts 34:33,Richard Potts 34:34, Lauren Upton 35:46,Patrick Clarke 36:05,Sarah Louise Parry 37:53,Georginna Jones 42:50

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Historical Shentons for Michael Carroll 21:21,Carolyn Gillmore 31:31,Richard Potts 34:34

 

Thanks very much Ndidi to our volunteers on the day! - John "Before the beard" Armstrong,Martin "Wallasey" Connell,Roger Graham,Amy Rose Graham Beckham, Mike "Jolene" Green,John Harrison,James "T`pau" Hurley,Annette Jones,Liz Leay, Elaine Opara,Rob Pearse,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Stuart "Feed the Pope,not that one,the Vale one" Rickers,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Steve "Sandpaper" Smith,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley,Sue "Cowbell queen" Sturgeon,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum, Patricia Wright.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

Stay safe,enjoy your running and we`ll see you soon.

Thanks for reading

 

Jon

 

 

The lost run reports #9 aka parkrun #57

The park was in all its August glory

And the not then but now run report writer was the tail walker (then runner)

231 of you did three laps,yes three! Those were the days

No baseball players though from the Toronto Blue Jays

After last week`s shocking athletic substitution in the funnel

I can admit this week there wasn't a sign of Tessa Sanderson.

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. This one is from Saturday 20th August 2016.

Our first finisher (male) was Richard Evans of Liverpool Harriers AC, a first timer who ran 16:56. Then Greg Jones of Wallasey AC in 17:07 and Harley Henshaw of Wirral AC in 17:14

Our first finisher (female) was Sarah Kearney of Wirral AC in 19:35 (19th),then Ellen-Mary Kearney of Wirral AC in 21:08 (34th) and Zoe Brunton of Mersey Tri in 22:19 (48th)

 

Congratulations to all our first timers today,either taking part in parkrun for the first time or visiting us for the first time. We hope you remember the day fondly and have been back loads since!

Our first timers were Richard Evans,Elizabeth Partridge,Sonya Hartley,Rachael Nulty, Catherine Lancaster,Sheilagh Pierre-Louis,Heather Hastewell,Ben Bragg,Pam Hogan, Donna Redgrave,Sam Riley,Lynda Bayley,Gary Hastewell,Sue Holmes,Tom James,Joe Cormack,Simon Lecozannet,Juliette Ward,Dave Peers,Owen Peers,Rich Strutt,Simon Ward,Andrea Peers,Janet Quirk,Leanne Storey,Luke Crocker,Holly Peers,Rick Forster, Steven Jackson,Tom Partridge,Mike Taylor,Michael Wills,Margaret Hockney,Iain Wakefield,Julie Fairclough,Steve Fairclough

PB magnificence from Paul Bradford 17:47,Daniel Nuttall 18:01,Ray Clark 19:16,Corin Willis 19:36,Jack Birss 20:04,Mark Maguire 20:26,Clive Beasor 20:58,Phil Leighton 21:36,Dave Jones 21:50,Dan White 21:55,Edward Kenny 22:16,Jessica Lovell 22:35, Rob McDougall 23:12,Leanne McKinley 23:13,Bradley Plimley 23:28,Trudi Mercer 23:36,Debbie Keating 24:17,Greg Smith 24:51,Mark Humphreys 25:12,Nicola Byrne 25:20,John Wright 26:12,Sarah Drummond 26:23,Nick Lown 26:29,Chloe Muirhead 26:38,Guy Hope 26:47,Mary Sinnott 26:55,Linda Duffy 27:11,Jane Cavanagh 27:30, Lisa Todd 27:45,Tony Tarpey 27:49,Joy Bamford 28:11,Simon Bamford 28:12,Sharon Remmington 28:19,Jessikha Ellison 28:31,Chris Byrne 28:44,Amanda Willis 29:23, Isabel Remmington 30:07,Hannah Leeman 30:46,Erika Brennan 31:27,Helen Allan 32:45,Kay Standing 34:10,Hazel Chapman 34:23,Becky Doherty 34:41,Kelly Troake 35:12,Clare Smith 35:37,Adam Potts 36:35,Richard Potts 36:35,Erin Wilkinson 38:39, Sarah Parry 39:18

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!!

 

Historical Shentons for Jonathan Carter 18:18,Hideo Takano 21:21,Keith Wood 24:24, Joy Irvine 27:27

 

Thanks very much indeed to all our volunteers on this day! - John "Before the beard" Armstrong,Mike "Before the scoop" Green,James "Before the T`Pau" Hurley,Sharon Lamont,Colin "Circuits" Lamprey,Liz Leay,Louise "Ultan`s boss" Mulhern,Ultan " No A" Mulhern,David Nalder,Colin Palmer,Stuart "A brief history of shorts" Rickers,Jon "Gunnell" Rumley,Rachel Saunders,Steve "Sandpaper" Smith,Helen "Sweep`s mum" Stansfield,Sue "Cowbell queen" Sturgeon and Rolf "Wolfy" Westrum.

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Stay safe and well,we`ll see you soon.

Thanks for reading.

 

Jon

 

 

 

The lost run reports #8 aka parkrun #56

The park was all its glorious sunny glory

The trees,the squirrels but no fellow called Pavin,think his first name is Corey

We had 237 of you fine people traversing the course

But as per usual,no sign of a giraffe,an elephant or indeed a horse

But I`m sure a few of you who came from Liverpool through the tunnel

Alas,no Liz McColgan

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past.This one is from Saturday 13th August 2016.

Our first finisher (male) was Phil Langan of Wirral AC in a time of 16:29. Then it was Harley Henshaw of Wirral AC in 16:59 and Nick Brownbill in a pre Shenton Shenton of 17:17.

Our first finisher (female) was Bethan Dowsett, a first timer with us from Deeside AAC in a time of 19:23 (7th) then Zoe Pearse of Wallasey AC with a new pb of 20:36 (21st) and Louise Flynn of Invicta East Kent AC with a new pb of 21:07 (28th)

 

Congratulations to all our first timers today,either taking part in parkrun for the first time or visiting us for the first time,we hope you had an enjoyable time and have been back loads since!

Our first timers were Bethan Dowsett,Brian Kee,Emma Page,Arianna Hoey,Max Prescott,Chris Wilkinson,Doerte Prescott,Linda Duffy,Lesley McGarrity,Lisa Todd, Julia Jensen,Rachel Hoey,Simba Ojok,Charles Ojok,Sarah Parry,Rob McDougall,Meike Donnelly,Laura Edwards,Graeme Davies,Lindsey Moore,Clare Gauller,Ian Atkinson, Alfie Turner,Stephen Gauller,Sam Turner,Jack Heap,Dan White,Ella Heap,Thomas Carroll,Colin Tyrer,Bruce Pain,Andy Heycocks,Amanda Pain,Grace Turner,Jennifer Guilder,David Roberts,Edward Kenny

PB fantasticness from Gary Ratcliff 19:14,Daniel Green 19:26,James Gibson 19:29, David Nalder 19:54,Keith Brand 20:12,Andrew Roughley 20:20,Corin Willis 20:33,Zoe Pearse 20:36,Ciaran Lynch 20:41,Louise Flynn 21:07,Michael Carroll 21:34,Rob Jenn 21:42,Phil Leighton 21:45,Ben Jones 21:56,Steven Allen 22:01,Keira Brady-Jones 22:35,Cefn Willis 23:12,Martin Donnelly 23:40,Charlie Anderson 23:41,Howard George 23:49,Edward George 23:50,Michael Flynn 24:11,Miles Morton 24:22,Jack Breheny 24:27,Greg Smith 25:12,Orla Jupp 25:45,Melanie Bartley 26:22,Marriot Kee 26:40, Rachel Hale 26:55,Sidney Molyneux 27:28,Mary Sinnott 27:36,Rhiannon Horan 28:11, Tony Tarpey 28:17,Natalie Henshaw 28:37,Cornelia Lane 28:43,Sue Rimmer 29:01, Mary Magee 29:52,Ailis Murphy 30:11,Joseph Chalmers 30:50,Rachel Wood 31:01, Paula Ojok 31:52,Jane McGee 31:54,Erika Brennan 32:21,Helen Allan 32:46,Michael Hayward 33:28,Emily McArdle 33:32,Patrick Burrows 34:17,Ozkan Tuncer 34:33, Marion Turner 34:37,Felipa Kingsbury 36:07,Jan Tuncer 36:33,Andrew Burrows 39:23, Colette Burrows 45:27

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Shentons from the past - Nick Brownbill 17:17 (which for Shenton stats fans,is our fastest Shenton!),Andrew Roughley 20:20,Matt Teale 21:21,Craig O`Brien 21:21, Frank Morris 33:33

 

Thanks to all our volunteers on this day! - Steven Armstrong,Amy Chalmers,Gemma "Simba and Hattie" Cloney,Sandra Freeman,Mike "No scoop" Green,Mark "Where`s Jet?" Humphreys,James "Burley" Hurley,Chris Laughton,Kate Leah,Liz Leay,Dave McAlister,Colin Palmer,Rob Pearse,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Stuart "Dortmund" Rickers,Brian "Shenton" Shenton,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

 

Thanks for reading,miss you all, stay safe and take care.

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

 

The lost run reports #7 aka parkrun #55

This week`s featured parkrun,it was the first one that year in August

It was run number 55 with 223 taking part

So it was almost a triple Shenton (Brian was there as well) but no horse or cart

The volunteer line up was strong that day

The pink welly lady,Jet`s dad,Stubo and G`day Steve were all there

As was NFL quarterback Robert Griffin

But no Annabel Tiffin

See,I knew I could get through this without mentioning Sally Gunnell

Oops.....I miss that funnel.

 

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. This one is from

Saturday 6th August 2016

Our first finisher (male) was Matt Atkins, a first timer with us from Kingston AC and Polytechnic Harriers who ran 15:58,then Andy McQue of Stoke AC with a new pb of 16:32 and Joe Boden of Wallasey AC who ran 16:46.

Our first finisher (female) was Helen Stansfield of Wallasey AC with a new pb of 20:01 (17th) then Pheobe Moriarty-Palios of Southampton AC in 20:14(20th) and Debbie Taylor of Reading AC with a new pb of 20:35 (25th)

Congratulations to all our first timers today,either taking part in parkrun for the first time or visiting us for the first time.We hope you enjoyed it and have been back loads since!

Our first timers were Lewis Crawford,Billy Jardine,Faye Britton,Michael Saunders,Doug Jardine,Georgia Howard,Hannah Jardine,Tracy Walls,Lucy Howard,Joel Philip,Yvonne O`Brien,Stephanie Fox,Amelia Ratcliff,Sophie Wootton,Rebecca Wootton,Des McDonald,Jack Breheny,Lucie Wright,Chris Proudlove,Jack Birss,Trudi Mercer,Kate Baker,George Birss,Yasmin Ojok,Samuel Willis,Kerstin Healy,Claire Lally,Peter Humphreys,Corin Willis,Adam Potts,Matt Atkins,Richard Potts

 

PB awesomeness from Andy McQue 16:32,Nick Brownbill 17:09,Toby Hone 18:16, Daniel Green 19:49,Helen Stansfield 20:01,Debbie Taylor 20:35,Roger Graham 21:11, Rob Jenn 21:45,Ben Jones 22:17,Phil Leighton 22:41,Leanne McKinley 23:34,Sue Green 24:27,Alexander MacDonald 24:56,Katie Bellew 25:06,Jane Hodgkiss 28:31, Koby Abbott 28:58,Cornelia Lane 29:20,Gill Potter 29:32,Lorna Quigley 29:56,Mary Magee 29:59,Sybil Leeman 30:00,Jan Davies 30:51,Sophie Allan 31:15,Paula Ojok 32:39,Amy MacDonald 33:50,Andy Chase 33:55,Catherine Page 34:08,Emily McArdle 34:23,Victoria Hart 35:02,Graham Tate 37:31,Ronald Spicer 41:05,Shainaz Campbell 41:27,Georgina Jones 42:56

 

Congratulations if you had a milestone today!

 

Shentons from the past - Katherine Andrews 26:26,Ben Chase 37:37

 

Thanks to all our volunteers on this day! - Gemma "Chesney Hawkes" Cloney,Robert "The third" Griffin,Harley Henshaw,Mark "Jet`s dad" Humphreys,Peter "Jet`s granddad" Humphreys,Kate Leah,Liz Leay,Dave McAlister,Jan McArd,Elaine Opara,Rob Pearse, Zoe Pearse,Stuart "BVB" Rickers,Brian "Adamski" Seal,Steve "G`day" Smith,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley,Rolf "Ralfy" Westrum

 

We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

Thanks for reading,take care of yourselves!

Jon

 

 

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